Taylormade P790 Vs Taylormade QI Irons Comparison Overview

P790 Vs Taylormade QI

Two Taylormade options that will suit high and mid handicappers respectively.

We have The new QI irons for 2024 that will suit high handicap golfers and we have the 3rd generation of the P790’s that will suit aspiring Mid handicap golfers.

Taylormade P790 Irons Overview

“The Taylormade P790 are hollow body players distance irons that offer distance, accuracy and superior feel.

The Hollow body players ditsance iron category is packed with contenders but the P790’s always seem to end up in the top position.

The P790’s are on their third iteration and remain as popular as ever.

They have a forged face which gives a buttery feel and the speed foam behind the face adds to both the distance and feel.

The thru slot speed pocket adds distance on shots hit low on the face.

Tungsten Weighting adds to the forgiveness of the irons but you can easily pin hunt with the P790’s with decent loft and high spin rates in the scoring irons.

Taylormade QI Irons Overview

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“The Taylormade QI irons are longer and more forgiving than the P790’s.”

The trade-off you need to make is that the spin rates, workability, and accuracy are going to be less with the QI irons.

That being said, the set is progressive and you should have ample accuracy in the scoring irons for high handicappers who are aiming for the green as opposed to the pin.

The irons have thick top lines and chunky soles to inspire confidence at address. The Cap back cavity badge improves on the sound and feel while also adding to the forgiveness alongside plenty of Tungsten.

For me, the P790 irons will suit Mid handicap golfers who have aspirations of becoming Low handicppers in the future.

The QI irons from Taylormade are for High Handicappers who want to hit the ball long and straight consistently. For Casuals and eternal high handicappers there are probably some better super game improvement irons.

Taylormade Qi First Impressions

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“I really liked the clean looks of these irons right away.”

There is nothing busy or flashy about them. And they look plenty forgiving too. They strike a good balance of face  depth and blade length but they aren’t bulky and cumbersome.

After a couple of warm-up swings, I was finding the right tempo for these irons which usually takes me longer to do.

I attribute this to the moderate blade and head shape. And of course, the Taylormade Qi irons feature the Speed Pocket which covers your low-face mis-hits.

And as a player who hits the ball thin more often than I like to admit, this is a game-changer for me.

I was also impressed with the effortless stability of these irons. Without much of an adjustment period, I was seeing lower than average side-spin rates and my cut spin was all but eliminated.

So I was getting straighter than normal flight with almost no adjustment to my swing.

The progressive CG (lower in the long irons and higher in the short irons) allowed for excellent stopping power on approaches and at least adequate distance off the tee.

Taylormade P790 Irons

Category – Players Distance Irons

Taylormade P790 – First Impressions

The first thing to notice about the P790 irons is the compact, forged heads that come in a shape and style that will suit the better players.

Despite the players feel of the irons, they also come packed with technology that will add distance and forgiveness like the Thru Slot speed pocket, speed foam and inverted cone technology which allows more flex on impact.

The forged irons are actually a hollow construction, filled with speed foam which allows much greater distances to be achieved than the original P790’s and the tungsten weighting keeps the CG low for an easy launch for an iron of this type.

The original P790 irons, released in 2017, were definitely for the players but with the remodelling in 2019 and 2021, these can also be used for mid handicappers looking to test the waters of players irons.

All in all, definitely not for the high handicappers.

Taylormade Qi Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Progressive CG
  • Variable face thickness
  • Bonded badge design
  • Hollow cap-back system
  • Strong-lofted

P790 Irons – Selling Points

  • 2 Tungsten Weights For Low COG
  • Co Molded Cavity Badge For No Vibrations
  • Lots Of Loft In The Clubs
  • Flexible Hinge And Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving And Consistent

Who Are the Taylormade Qi Irons for?

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The Taylormade Qi irons are excellent for high handicap players who typically find themselves 20 yards or more to the right of the target.

They were designed to correct possibly the most common type of mis-hit among high handicappers and beginners and they do a great job of it.

By helping to dampen the effects of high, toe-side misses, the Taylormade Qi will also help players who are losing out on total distance because they are diverging too far to the right.

The progressive CG and the hollow cap back design will also help you squeeze more distance out of the long and mid irons.

This means that the Taylormade Qi irons would also be good for players who are struggling to get adequate distance out of their longer irons.

The Qi irons are the latest from Taylormade so they currently retail for $1,100 for a complete set.

The Taylormade Qi Irons Family

Keeping with the modern trend of offering higher-lofted versions of new irons, the Taylormade Qi irons also have an HL version.

The standard Taylormade Qi irons are strong-lofted while the Taylormade Qi HL’s have weaker lofts to help the kinds of players that struggle to get the ball in the air.

They may also be more forgiving for players who have slower swing speeds.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 97/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Taylormade Qi Irons

Overall Score: 97/100


Who Are The P790 Irons For

The P790 irons will be most effective for the better players and certain mid handicappers who want to work the ball a bit more.

If you are looking for a blend of feel and distance, these are going to be the perfect irons for you.

If you are just starting out in the game, you would be better off with a game improvement iron.

Taylormade P Family Of Irons

The P790 UDI is a driving iron with minimal offset and a straighter top line for incredible distance.

The P790 TI range has more distance and forgiveness built in, so worth a look for those more on the mid handicapper side of the scale.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel And Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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